Walkers Involved in Five Airfinance Journal Deals of the Year 2016

For the eighth consecutive year Walkers has been recognised by the air finance industry's leading publication. Airfinance Journal's Deals of the Year 2016, announced in April 2017, included awards for five transactions in which Walkers' global offices acted as Cayman Islands or Irish counsel, including the 'Overall Deal of the Year'.

Richard Munden, partner in Walkers' Cayman Islands office noted: "2016 was another busy year for Walkers' aircraft finance group with our offices around the globe again instructed on a number of high profile transactions. Our clients were involved in several significant deals during the year and a number of these transactions were recognised in the awards, congratulations to them."

Operating Lease Deal of the Year
IAFC/Saudia operating lease of 30xA320s + 20xA330s

Capital Markets Deal of the Year
Blackbird $1 billion ABS

Innovative Deal of the Year
Emirates EMP Korean E-note

Editor's Deal of the Year
Labrador $709 million ABS (GECAS)

Overall Deal of the Year
Bohai $7.6 billion Avolon acquisition (matter details here)

The world's leading financial institutions, arrangers, airlines and shipping companies instruct Walkers' Global Asset Finance Group in relation to asset finance transactions and we continue to be involved in some of the most innovative asset finance deals in the global markets.

Tim BuckleyManaging PartnerT +1 345 814 4646 tim.buckley@walkersglobal.com

Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com
Kristen KwokPartnerT +852 2596 3324kristen.kwok@walkersglobal.com

Jonathan SheehanPartnerT +353 1 470 6639jonathan.sheehan@walkersglobal.com

John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com